Pakistan asks Afghanistan to hand over terrorist Aslam Farooqi
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday asked Afghanistan to hand over Aslam Farooqi, the leader of the terrorist outfit Daesh's splinter group, Khorasan Province (ISKP), "for further investigations".
Pakistan summoned the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan at the foreign office where he was "conveyed Pakistan’s views with regard to the arrest of ISIS-K leader, Aslam Farooqi, by the Afghan authorities on 5 April 2020".
"It was emphasized that Pakistan had been expressing its concerns over the activities of this group, which were clearly detrimental to Pakistan," a statement by the foreign office read.
"Pakistan’s position in this regard was being regularly shared with the Government of Afghanistan and others concerned.
"It was underscored to the Ambassador that since Aslam Farooqi was involved in anti-Pakistan activities in Afghanistan, he should be handed over to Pakistan for further investigations," it read further.
Islamabad further emphasised that both sides should coordinate their measures in the fight against terrorism through the established mechanisms.
India's 'mischievous and condemnable' attacks
Back on Tuesday, Pakistan had rejected Indian reports linking Islamabad to last month's terrorist attack at a Gurdwara in Afghan capital, Kabul, calling the attempt "highly mischievous and condemnable".
"We reject the officially-inspired reports appearing in the Indian media seeking to link Pakistan with the terrorist attack on a Gurdawara in Kabul on 25 March 2020," a spokesperson for the Foreign Office had said, adding that the country had "already strongly condemned the dastardly terrorist attack, in which so many precious lives were lost".